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Legislators Want to Change Crosswalks After Child Killed Crossing A1A in Satellite Beach

State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, is trying to make permanent changes but the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) won’t commit to any solutions for now.
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Ron DeSantis: ‘2019 was an Incredible Year for Florida’

“The First Lady and I appreciate the support we have received over the past year. Every day, I wake up grateful for the opportunity to go to work on behalf of Floridians. While we can reflect and be proud of these accomplishments, there is always more that can be done."
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FDOT Looks to Improve Railroad Safety Across Florida

Thibault said the directive was driven by recent train accidents across the state including a woman killed by a Brightline train and a grandmother and two children killed in an accident with an Amtrak train last month.  

Legislators Want to Make Sure Tolls Aren’t Added to Palmetto Expressway

State Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, and state Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Miami Springs, have introduced a proposal to end express lanes and make sure there are no tolls on the Palmetto Expressway. If the bill passes, it will take effect on July 1, 2020. 
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Ron DeSantis, FDOT Start Work on Flyover at Tyndall Air Force Base

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault broke ground on a flyover at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB).
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Ron DeSantis Announces Funds to Reconstruct Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced $1.4 billion for the transportation project. 
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Ron DeSantis Names First Florida Chief Resilience Officer to Deal With Sea Level Rise

On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”

Florida Transportation Agencies Honored by International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

The 2019 Toll Excellence Awards will formally be presented during IBTTA's 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 15-17, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One recipient will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence during the awards ceremony.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Plans to Add More Charging Stations for Electric Cars

“As electric cars become more prevalent on our roads and highways, the development of these charging stations is essential to the success of our ever-evolving transportation system,” said DeSantis.
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Florida Plans to Crack Down on Speeding in Coming Week

On Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) teamed up to crack down on speeding.
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FEMA Sending More than $86 Million to Florida for Hurricane Irma Recovery

This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it was sending more than $86 million to the Sunshine State to help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma which hit back in September 2017.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Budget Funds Programs to Protect the Environment

“The signing of the ‘Bold Vision for a Brighter Future’ budget marked a new day for Florida, one where our environment is the priority,” said DeSantis. “I thank the Florida Legislature for their strong support and for exceeding my request of $625 million in funding, including more than $400 million for our Everglades – the highest amount ever.
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